by Simon François Ravenet, published by John Payne, and published by J. Bouquet, after William Smith Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 28 January 1752
8 5/8 in. x 5 3/4 in. (218 mm x 146 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- James Foster (1697-1753), Nonconformist divine. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- J. Bouquet (active 1752). Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- John Payne (died 1648 or before), Printmaker. Artist associated with 68 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Simon François Ravenet (1721-1774). Artist associated with 33 portraits.
- William Smith (1706 or 1707-1764), Painter. Artist associated with 3 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
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